Web accessibility is the means by which web content is coded and designed that allows all individuals to use and consume information published on web pages. Accessibility of web content enables individuals with various levels of ability, including those with disabilities that may impact sight, movement, or cognition, to consume the same information. All University faculty members, staff and students who are involved in the procurement, preparation, and maintenance of University websites should ensure that the content they create and upload is accessible for all.
Villanova University, through UNIT and the Web Accessibility Work Group, continues to work toward building and sustaining an environment where all individuals who have access to Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) are provided with adequate tools and understanding regarding web accessibility guidelines. We require that all new and existing AEM users complete web accessibility training and encourage peer-to-peer learning through a common University listserv of AEM users.
Learn@Nova Bridge Course Web Content Authoring for Accessibility – This course is required to be completed by all AEM users by December 31, 2020. If this is not completed by the required timeframe, access to AEM will be revoked until the course is completed.
AEM Author Resources (Teams site)
Document Accessibility Checkers
In accordance with applicable laws, University faculty, staff, and students who are responsible for Villanova web content must take steps to ensure that such content is accessible to all visitors, including individuals with disabilities. The Villanova University Web Accessibility policy establishes standards for content featured on the Villanova.edu website and other web content managed by or on behalf of the University, and requires accessibility of all new web content, except where doing so would impose an undue burden on or fundamental alteration of University programs or activities.
A Message from the Web Accessibility Work Group
“Providing equal access to Villanova’s programs and services for individuals with disabilities, including equal access to its website, is integral to the University’s identity as a Catholic, Augustinian institution. The University’s guiding principles of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas (truth, unity, and love) and mission of fostering an environment that supports individual differences insist that Villanova not only meet legal requirements, but take all steps necessary to ensure that every member of the Villanova community feels welcome and included in all aspects of University life. Accessibility is and will continue to be a core priority for Villanova.”
James Allsman, Assistant University Compliance Officer
Leyda Benitez, University Compliance Officer
Mark Hewlett, Assistant General Counsel
Leslie Sharp, Manager, Enterprise Web Application Development
Randy D. Weinstein, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning